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Neil Gits Three Treble Twenties !

15th March 2014
Posted by Neil Matthew

I am not really into darts. I hardly ever play it in the pub and certainly never sit down to watch it on the telly (though I did quite like “Boy From New York City” when I was 15 …) but me being me every time I see the number “180” I want to shout out loud “ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT-EEEEEEEE!” And this week’s show was something to shout about ! Not only was it my first one back in the galleries, in our super-duper, state of the art, shiny-whiny, newly refurbed studio, but it was also my 180th “live” show ! So to mark the occasion I got busy back at Old Git Towers and lined up no less than eight tracks for the show all taken straight off my cherished vinyl 12″ singles and LPs and in one case a plain white label promo 7″. I got some nice reaction during the show on Facebook, via email and texts, so if you missed it, tune in today at 5pm for the Saturday Repeat Play and see what you think. Let me tempt you with the full playlist …

The Tunes

Hi Tension    British Hustle
Jay W McGee    When We Party (Uptown Downtown)
Fatback    I Found Lovin’
Four Tops    Baby I Need Your Loving
Aretha Franklin – Love Me Right (ft. Luther Vandross)
Detroit Emeralds    Baby Let Me Take You
Quincy Jones    One Hundred Ways
Brand New Heavies    After Forever
Yvonne Gage    Garden Of Eve
Jimmy James & Vagabonds-I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me
Harry Ray    Love Is A Game 
Diana Ross    Brown Baby (Reverend P Edit)
Mezzoforte  – Rockall
Funk Masters – It’s Over
Bunny Sigler    Your Love Is Good
Alexander O’Neal    Hearsay 
Maze    Nobody Knows What You Feel Inside
Boney James feat Bridgette Bryant –  Happy Home
Blackbyrds    Dreaming About You
The Flirtations    Change My Darkness Into Light
High Fashion    Make Up Your Mind

Jimmy McGriff –  Red Beans

The Gigs

Saturday 15th March
“The Motown Girls – Live!”
The Inn On The Green, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0EH
8.30pm start    Free Entry
Saturday 15th March
“The Drizabone Soul Family – Live !”
Britannia Theatre, Dickens World, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4LL
Tickets £10 before 1st March, £15 after
7pm    11pm    after party till 3am
Saturday 15th March
“KTF Soul Club – 4th Anniversary Bash”
The Old Regent Ballroom, Corringham Road,
Stanford Le Hope, SS17 0AQ
7.30 pm    1am  ;  Tickets £6 In Advance, £8 OTD
DJs: Kev Lock, Soulful Sally & Drew Orr
Saturday 15th March
(Every 3rd Saturday of the month)
“Super Soul Saturday”
The Cricketers, Moulsham Street, CM2 0JT Chelmsford
DJ: Paul Eve (Caister) & Pete Collins & Hugsta
“The Very Best In Jazz-Funk, Soul & Boogie”
7.30pm –  Midnight   –  Free Entry
Friday 21st March
(3rd Friday of the month)
“Soulful Seduction”
The Woodmans Arms, Rayleigh, Thundersley, SS7 3TA
DJs: Bully & MJ
“70s 80s & 90s Soul, Funk & Disco Weekender Anthems & Club Classics”
Free Entry   ;   8.30pm – 1am
Saturday 22nd March
“Essex Funkers Spring Bash”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
DJs: Les Knott, Soundchaser, Marky P,The Bushbaby
Special Guest: Greg Edwards
Tickets £10    (07947)308326
Friday 28th March
(Every Last Friday)
“Soul Weekender Vibe”
Ivory Rooms, Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
“The Best In Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves & Weekender Anthems”
DJs: Simon “Whistles” Ford, Nick Aravis
Free Entry  before 11pm –   8pm    1.30am
Friday 28th March
“Soul Uprising”
Olivers Bar, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
DJs: Trish & Peter P plus guests
9pm    2am  ;  £5 On The Door
Friday 28th March
(Every Last Friday)
“Essex Funkers Soul Social Club”
Harlow Town FC, The Pinnacles, CM19 5BE
Tickets £5 : (07800) 724757  (07947) 308326
DJ: Les Knott
Sunday 30th March
(Every Last Sunday Of The Month)
“Sunday Soul Sessions”
The Victoria, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 2PA
DJs: Tricia Butler, Bonnie DJ, Peter Poynton, Sandra C & guests
“Club Classics, Soulful House, Jazz-Funk, Reggae”
3pm  –  11pm – soulful family atmosphere
Supervised children over 5 years old welcome before 7pm !

Do you know of any soulful, jazzy, funky gigs taking place in 2014 ? Let me know the details whether you are a DJ or a punter and I can spread the word to fellow “Old Gits” in this space !
 E-mail: [email protected] or send a text message to (01268)833978

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